Randall M. Miller is the William Dirk Warren `50 Sesquicentennial Chair and Professor of History at Saint Joseph’s University. He is the author or editor of numerous books on the Civil War and Reconstruction, African-American culture and life, religion, social reform, and ethnic and immigrant history. He has been president of the Pennsylvania Historical Association, served on, and chaired, the Board of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, and is currently on the Board of Cliveden of the National Trust and the Library Company of Philadelphia.